St. Louis County PD patrol guide

Runa A. Sandvik filed this request with the St. Louis County Police Department of St. Louis County, MO.
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From: Runa A. Sandvik

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the current St. Louis County Police Department Patrol Guide.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Runa A. Sandvik

From: Burk, Jeff

Would our General Orders, Special Orders and Department Bulletins and Manuals be acceptable?

LIEUTENANT JEFF BURK, Commander
Central Police Records
St. Louis County Police Department
7900 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105
PH (314) 615-0381

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From: Runa A. Sandvik

Hi,

Yes, that would acceptable.

Thanks,

Runa A. Sandvik

From: Burk, Jeff

Since you have not responded to the previous email; if you would like a copy of the below the cost is $10 for one cd. Please make a check payable to St. Louis County and mail to the below address. Please include this email with your payment.

Due to the massive amount of records requests, and the department's other responsibilities in the current state of emergency declared by Governor Nixon, requests for records may take up to 10 business days to process. Please do not call or email to check the status of your request until 14 business days after your request was submitted.

LIEUTENANT JEFF BURK, Commander
Central Police Records
St. Louis County Police Department
7900 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105
PH (314) 615-0381

From: Runa A. Sandvik

To Whom It May Concern:

The request was made on behalf of Freedom of the Press Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to preserve and strengthen the rights guaranteed to the press under the First Amendment: https://pressfreedomfoundation.org/.

I request a waiver of search, review, and duplication fees on the grounds that disclosure of the requested records is in the public interest because it "is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of the government and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the requester." 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(4)(A)(ii); 22 C.F.R. 171.17(a); see also 28 C.F.R. 16.11(k)(1).

I also request a waiver of search and review fees on the grounds that Freedom of the Press Foundation qualifies as a "representative of the news media" and the records are not sought for commercial use. 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(4)(A)(ii); 28 C.F.R. 16.11(d).

Accordingly, fees associated with the processing of the request should be "limited to reasonable standard charges for document duplication." 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(4)(A)(ii)(II); see also 22 C.F.R. 171.15(c); 28 C.F.R. 16.11(d) (search and review fees shall not be charged to "representatives of the news media").

Freedom of the Press Foundation meets the statutory and regulatory definitions of a "representative of the news media" because it is an "entity that gathers information of potential interest to a segment of the public, uses its editorial skills to turn the raw materials info a distinct work, and distributes that work to an audience." 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(4)(A)(ii); see also Nat'l Security Archive v. Dept of Defense, 880 F.2d 1381 (D.C. Cir. 1989).

Sincerely,

Runa A. Sandvik

From: Burk, Jeff

Please follow the instructions in my previous response. The fees will not be waived for this request.

Due to the massive amount of records requests, and the department’s other responsibilities in the current state of emergency declared by Governor Nixon, requests for records may take up to 10 business days to process. Please do not call or email to check the status of your request until 14 business days after your request was submitted.

LIEUTENANT JEFF BURK, Commander
Central Police Records
St. Louis County Police Department
7900 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105
PH (314) 615-0381

From: Burk, Jeff

Please follow the instructions in my previous response. The fees will not be waived for this request.

Due to the massive amount of records requests, and the department’s other responsibilities in the current state of emergency declared by Governor Nixon, requests for records may take up to 10 business days to process. Please do not call or email to check the status of your request until 14 business days after your request was submitted.

LIEUTENANT JEFF BURK, Commander
Central Police Records
St. Louis County Police Department
7900 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105
PH (314) 615-0381

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